Peru News

Is Travel to Peru Safe?  

The U.S. Embassy in Peru issued a statement about risks of possible kidnapping of American tourists in the area of Cusco and Machu Picchu. We have spoken with U.S. Embassy officials in Peru and they are unwilling to provide the basis of this statement. [...]

Inca Trail Trek: The Wild Difference  

Wildland Adventures founding director, Kurt Kutay, first backpacked on the Inca Trail in 1975. Peru was one of our first destinations and we have been leading treks on the Inca Trail since 1986. There are many trekking companies offering Inca Trail Treks and many outfitters offer very low prices. [...]

Inca Trail Trek Frequently Asked Questions  

Is the Inca Trail open all year round? No. The Inca Trail is closed during the month of February each year. During this time trail maintenance occurs and natural restoration of the terrain and camping facilities allows the vegetation to grow back. February is also the height of the wet season. [...]

New entrance regulations to Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu peak  

By Kirsten Gardner, South America Program Director.   Peru's INC (National Institute of Culture) has taken new measures to limit the number of visitors to the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu. Those visitors who also want to climb the peak of Huayna Picchu overlooking the ruins can now reserve [...]

Machu Picchu Opens Following Two-month Closure  

Machu Picchu, Perus legendary archaeological site officially reopened April 1st following a two-month closure due to flooding. The Machu Picchu citadel did not experience any damage earlier this year during the heavy rains and landslides in the Peruvian region a true testament to the architectural [...]

Peru Flooding Limits Access to Machu Picchu Tours, Repairs Advancing Ahead of Schedule  

The official opening date for Machu Picchu is 1st of April, 2010 and our present assessment based on the information presented below is that there is a high chance that Machu Picchu will open by 26th of March. Summary Due to heavy rains in January throughout the Machu Picchu region of Peru the [...]

LAN Peru Launches Flights To Peru from San Francisco  

Our favorite and most highly recommend carrier to Latin America, Lan Peru, an affiliate of Lan Airlines, has flights to Peru out of San Francisco, offering four departures per week for trips to Peru on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Lan Peru's new trips to Peru from San Francisco to [...]

Saving the Andean Spectacled Bear  

When you travel to Peru with Wildland Adventures, you support conservation and research of the Andean spectacled bear and its habitat. Through your donations, our partner and bear biologist Robyn Appleton from Spectacled Bear Conservation in Peru, is able to expand her research and advocacy for [...]